About The Vernon

The Vernon, quite simply, is the pride of Henbury. Dating all the way back to the 1700s and having been known by a fair few names, there’s one thing that has remained unchanged: The Vernon is a classic country pub and hotel, steeped in history and well-loved by its community. Today, after a gorgeous renovation, The Vernon of Hanbury serves all of the pub classics you would expect, as well modern, really quite refined gourmet plates. There are local ales and speciality wines, complemented by more than a few cosy corners to sit and drink them in. A beautiful building on Droitwich Road in the Worcestershire countryside, The Vernon simply can’t be missed.

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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Vernon
Droitwich Road, Hanbury
Hanbury B60 4DB

Menu Highlights



Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms cooked in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce topped with toasted breadcrumbs and dashed with basil pesto.

Jerk Chicken Skewers gf

Chicken chunks marinated with a Jamaican jerk spice, served with a bourbon dip and baby leaf

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin gf

Tender pork stuffed with apple and sage and wrapped with bacon. Served with an apple cider puree.


Hand Battered Cod served with Homemade Chips and Mushy Peas


Homemade Beef Lasagne or Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne, both served with Salad and Garlic Bread


Seabass with a Lemon and Dill Sauce served with Buttered New Potatoes and Salad



Boozy Duck gf

Seared duck breast glazed with a Cointreau and orange sauce served with sautéed potatoes and greens.

Black and Blue Burger

Homemade seasoned burger topped with blue cheese and a mushroom on a floured bun. Served with homemade chips, onion rings and a tomato salsa.

Chicken Tikka Salad gf

Served with a mango salsa and a yoghurt mint dressing

Saddle of Lamb gf

Tender lamb saddle stuffed with spinach, feta and pine nuts served with fondant potatoes and roasted root vegetables.


Cherry Pie v

Morello cherries encased in a shortcrust sweet pastry pie served with cream, custard or ice cream.

The Bomb v

Hand made milk chocolate bomb filled with fudge pieces, marshmallows and honeycomb served with a warm cherry pot. Watch as the hot sauce implodes the bomb!

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Served warm with either vanilla custard, cream or ice cream.

Main Menu

Main Menu


More about The Vernon, Hanbury

Originally built in 1740 and first known as The Vernon Arms in Worcestershire, The Vernon maintains a rich, fascinating heritage. Most notable is The Vernon’s accolade as the birthplace of The Archers, the bar where the famous show’s creator, Godfrey Baseley, would often drink – it’s even said many of The Archer’s characters were based on villagers of Hanbury. Today, after a long renovation in 2012, The Vernon is as popular a venue across Worcestershire as it ever was – keeping details such as the rings for tethering horses to back in the 1800s – having added luxurious and modern touches to its decor. You can find it on Droitwich Road, right in the heart of Hanbury, where we know you’ll eat, drink and stay for far longer than planned.

Choose from a number of stylish dining or lounging spaces and indulge in what is a classic yet bang-up-to-date pub menu – there’s the best of British as well as favourites from afar. To start, you’d struggle to go wrong with the chicken liver, sherry and balsamic parfait, or the portobello mushrooms topped with bacon and stilton. As for mains, and the butcher’s choice sausage and mash with a hearty red onion gravy is, of course, a winner. If, however, you’re only stopping by for a light bite, there are gourmet sandwiches and burgers from the bar menu – the pulled pork with rocket and BBQ sauce being our favourite – that you can wash down with whatever fine ale happens to be on tap. The Vernon of Hanbury is marvellous and, to be frank, we love. Make the trip through the Worcestershire hills and reserve a table now.

89 The Vernon Reviews

89 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
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Vicki S.14 days ago · 1 review

Such a great place to eat. Lovely staff and fantastic food. Highly recommended.

Lynne S.a month ago · 1 review

Just Fabulous food and great staff. Booked to go again next week can't wait. Just love the Vernon arms I would recommend you try it

mohit R.2 months ago · 2 reviews

The Vernon is my favourite pub. It has massive car park and good fresh food. It has to be my favourite pub in west midlands :)

Kaye B.3 months ago · 1 review

Great menu and fab food we were a table of 6 this Saturday really enjoyed it and will return lovely Decor too thank you ,

ursula m.a year ago · 2 reviews

The Vernon has been thoughfully fitted out and it is a lovely setting with good dining ambiance. Attentive service and well cooked food. It's competition is The Forest at Feckenham which does it all a little bit better. So its the Forest for us but there's not a lot in it.

Brian H.a year ago · 1 review

Staff were very good, cheerful and very busy but we were somewhat disappointed with the food. The lamb appeared to be pre-sliced rather than carved, although tasty. The new potatoes served to my 96yr old mother were more than al-Dante and she found them very hard to even cut, and although the vegetarian dish was tasty it was very badly dished up looking very unappetising. There was also a lack of cutlery laid on the table with staff having to bring items to us with each course, omitting to provide us with a fork alongside our spoon for the desert. All in all we felt we missed out on what should have been a very nice experience in a restaurant which had come highly recommended.

Julia C.9 months ago · 1 review

We had a truly FANTASTIC evening. The food was divine and the presentation second to none. The chefs are to be congratulated. Total perfection. The young lady who looked after us was incredibly efficient, totally professional and exceedingly attentive. My friend was presented with an impromptu birthday cake at the end of the meal, and was overjoyed by the incredibly kind and generous gesture. My husband and I have dined at the Vernon many times, and we have never been disappointed.

Diana S.a year ago · 2 reviews

Our first time at the Vernon Arms. We were very impressed. Had to wait quite a while for our food but when it was explained that the Italian Chicken was cooked to order that was fine. My husband said it was the best chicken meal he had had in a restaurant. The sweets were amazing. Very good value for money, we will definitely be going there again. Nice surroundings in a lovely area in Hanbury.

Tony T.6 months ago · 1 review

Located on the main Droitwich to Feckenham Road with a large car park. Friendly service and tasty food. Would recommend The Vernon for lunch as it is not too busy during the week.

Hazel W.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic Food and excellent service, couldn't ask for more. You get a really warm welcome when you walk in here, all the staff are freindly and polite and the standard of the food is excellent, everything for our table was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic, just a really fantastic place to meet friends for dinner. Would highly recomend